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Excessive Spending Takes Toll

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

“It’s like money in the bank!”

Remember when that was the ultimate expression of security? Of peace of mind? Money in the bank was synonymous with a sure thing. But for the past 20-plus years, the financial wizards convinced us we were idiots if we kept our money in the bank. [...]

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From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

I’ll be the first to admit that I think Barack Obama made the perfect choice when he selected Sen. Biden to be his running mate. But, then, why wouldn’t I? After all, I’m a Republican.

Frankly, [...]

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Liberalism Is An Addiction

Monday, September 29th, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

It occurred to me the other day that in spite of a bad back and his marriage vows, JFK chased everything in skirts; that Gary Hart allowed his libido to sink his political career; that [...]

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by Chuck DeVore | Irvine

An interesting kerfuffle has arisen in my hometown of Irvine over Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and city council candidate, Todd Gallinger, who provides legal immigration counsel to the California Chapter of [...]

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Taxpayers: Victims of the Obama Factor?

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

The November election could see Californians confronted with a record number of local tax hike measures. Despite the fact the economy is in the doldrums and people are struggling to pay for gas, food, housing, this hasn’t slowed down local politicians making major new demands on taxpayers’ wallets.

The big push for [...]

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by Wayne Lusvardi Pasadena

An oft-repeated phrase used by public agencies in California to market water conservation programs is to “be water wise.” But recent punitive water conservation policies being enacted at the municipal level in California in response to California’s “perfect storm” of a physical and political drought reflect what might more appropriately [...]

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Brother, Can You Spare a Dime

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Born in 1930, I was a product of the Great Depression. I was just a carefree kid, of course, but I retain plenty of memories of how bad it was in the thirties. Everyone knew people who couldn’t find work and almost every family we knew was affected [...]

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Saul Alinsky: The Puppet Master

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Sometimes I think I may be developing ulcers, and it has nothing to do with the way that the New York Yankees are performing this year or with eating spicy food. It has everything [...]

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Higher (Priced) Education

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Oscar Wilde once described a cynic as a man who knew the price of everything and the value of nothing. It makes me wonder, were he alive today, if he would characterize us as a country [...]

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Train Wreck Of Crooked L.A. Elections

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

by Doug McIntyre | Los Angeles

The carnage in Chatsworth was a vivid reminder of how the phrase “train wreck” entered the lexicon as an ultimate expression of catastrophe. The twisted remains of box cars and locomotives were a once-frequent sight. Over time, we have learned from these disasters and have reduced collisions to anomalies that [...]

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